Friends of Burkina Faso just announced their participation in the Everybody Can Win! competition that can help them raise at least $2500 and up to $15,000 for their Noon Meal Improves Girls' Learning project. The competition is sponsored by Global Giving and the Kellogg Foundation and promises $2500 to any organization participating that can raise at least $5000 from 50 unique donors by December 15.
Burkina Faso's Noon Meal Project provides a lunchtime meal for girls who attend middle school. This meal is essential to students' learning, particularly as they have little or no breakfast and walk 6 km to and from school and have no other source of food during the day. For the 2008-09 school year, Friends of Burkina Faso is supporting noon meals for about 500 students at the College Modern de l'Amitie, at a cost of $.41per day per student. In the 2007-08 school year, the noon meal contributed to an impressive 81% of students completing coursework successfully.
In addition to potentially winning $2500, there are bonuses Friends of Burkina Faso could win. If they generate the most unique number of donors, they can win $15,000 and if they generate the greatest amount of donations, $10,000!
So don't delay--donate now and help students have the food they need to concentrate on their studies.